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nifind - find a directory in the NetInfo hierarchy
nifind [ -anvp ] [ -t timeout ] directory [ domain ]
nifind searches for the named directory in the NetInfo hierarchy. It starts at the local
domain and climbs up through the hierarchy until it reaches the root domain. Any occur-
rences of directory are reported by directory ID number. If the optional domain argument
is given, then nifind stops climbing at that point in the hierarchy. The domain argument
must be specified by an absolute or relative domain name.
When invoked with the -a option, nifind searches for the named directory in the entire
NetInfo hierarchy (or the subtree with domain as the root if domain is specified). The
-n option exempts local domains from the search.
nifind uses a default two second connection timeout when contacting a domain. The connec-
tion timeout can be overridden with the -t option.
-a Search for directory in the entire NetInfo hierarchy.
-n Exempt local directories from the search.
-p Print directory contents.
Specify an integer value as the connection timeout (in seconds).
-v Produce verbose output.
% nifind /printers/inky
/printers/inky found in /software, id = 202
/printers/inky found in /, id = 357
% nifind -a /machines/mailhost /sales
/machines/mailhost found in /sales, id = 234
% nifind -v /users/uid=164
/users/uid=164 not found in /sales/polaris
/users/uid=164 not found in /sales
/users/uid=164 found in /, id = 451
% nifind -p /machines/mailhost
/machines/mailhost found in /sales, id=171
name: zippy mailhost
/machines/mailhost found in /, id = 350
name: zorba mailhost
Marc Majka, Apple Computer Inc.
nifind does not complain if domain is not an ancestor specified in a normal search.
Apple Computer, Inc. August 9, 1994 NIFIND(1)
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